BIO

Erin Khar lives, loves, and writes in New York City and sometimes other cities too. Her work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, The Manifest-Station, and Cosmonauts Avenue. In addition to her Ask Erin advice column and her role as Managing Editor for Ravishly, her latest project, coming February 25, 2020 from HarperCollins | Park Row Books, is STRUNG OUT, a memoir about her decade-long battle with opiate addiction that explores the very nature of why people do drugs, casting light on the larger opiate crisis, written with the intention to destigmatize the topic of drug addiction. When she’s not writing, she’s probably watching Beverly Hills, 90210.

Erin Khar's Articles

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: I Resent My Family

I resent my family. My dad got seriously chronically ill, and everything changed. My siblings basically have done nothing to help.
Erin Khar   |   07.17.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: How Can I Set Boundaries With My Online Friend? 

Why do we have a hard time with boundaries? Many of us, especially women, were raised to be people-pleasers and caregivers.
Erin Khar   |   07.10.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: I'm Scared I'll Be A Virgin The Rest Of My Life

I have no confidence in myself, and I don’t know what else to do. I honestly believe I am going to be alone and a virgin for the rest of my life.
Erin Khar   |   07.2.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: My Fiancé Feels Like A Roommate 

I feel like he is a roommate. It's not that we don't kiss or have sweet moments, but it's not enough.
Erin Khar   |   06.26.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: I Need Help With My Anger Issues

For me, getting angry is really easy, and to get out of anger is really difficult. This has brought me problems with all the people around me.
Erin Khar   |   06.19.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: My Fiancé Ghosted Me

Being ghosted sucks. Being ghosted when you’re in an actual relationship is even worse.
Erin Khar   |   06.12.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: I Think My Husband And Daughter Are Still Having An Affair 

I wish I could say I’ve never received a question like this before. But I have received some variation of the daughter-stepfather affair multiple times.
Erin Khar   |   06.5.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: An Update On A One-Night Stand With My Co-Worker

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all. Q. Dear Erin, Almost a year ago, I wrote to you about my one-night stand with a co-worker. Your advice... Read...
Erin Khar   |   05.29.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: My Sister's Boyfriend Is Coming Between Us

That night, my sister's boyfriend sent me a text message saying “sweet dreams.”
Erin Khar   |   05.22.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: Why Is My Boyfriend Avoiding Me?

My boyfriend is avoiding me. Am I smothering him? Did I do something wrong?
Erin Khar   |   05.15.19 12:01am   |   SHARE